Sustainable Trails Bring People out in New Castle, CO
Developing partnerships with local land managers is arguably the most critical step in ensuring successful trail development. Without the land manager’s support, how can sustainable trail development take place? It is nothing new that mountain bikers are largely recognized for their efforts in showing the value in recreation-based trails, and for their physical commitment to trail maintenance and development. The North Mississippi Trails Alliance is a great example of why this is. NMTA has done a great job forming a strong relationship with the Army Corps of Engineers, and as a result of their commitment to sustainable trail development, they have been approved to develop over 30 miles of trail at Hernando Point Recreation Area.
It was a great weekend working with Army Corps of Engineers land managers on Friday, and volunteers from surrounding communities on Saturday. Saturday afternoon, volunteers helped break ground on the first phase of the trail construction that is taking place at Hernando Point Recreation Area. NMTA has a blank slate to develop a trail network that has the potential to draw visitors in, and it will no doubt provide a place for locals to enjoy the beautiful lake and forest at Hernando Point. We look forward to hearing about the progress!
Thanks to everyone who came out for the visit. Thanks to Bill Heinze and the NMTA for organizing a great visit. Thanks to the sponsors who helped make the weekend possible – The Hampton Inn, Papa Johns, and the City of Hernando. We wish you all the best with your local trails, and happy holiday season!